Children’s Festival Programme 2014

Last year, on Thursday 24 April 2014, His Worship The Mayor of Port of Spain hosted the third City Hall event for children, organised and produced by the Bocas Lit Fest. Children from schools all over the country assembled for a day of creative fun with some leading children’s entertainers, artists and musicians. Click here for the City Hall Special Event programme details.

From Friday 25 to Sunday 27 April, the children’s caravan joined the adult festival at NALIS for three days of workshops, authors’ readings, screenings of local animated films, and the last of the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest storytelling events. 


Thursday 24th April

9.00am – 2.00pm
Special Children’s Programme in collaboration with the Port of Spain Corporation & Mayor Raymond Tim Kee
Venue: City Hall, Port of Spain
Ages 7-14

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Writing Workshop with Felix Edinborough
Venue: Multi-purpose Room, NALIS
Ages 9-14


Friday 25th April

9.30am – 10.15am
Reading: The Jaeden Ring, Aarti Gosine
Venue: Activity Room, NALIS   Ages 7-12

10.15am – 10.30am

10.30am – 11.30am
Making a pop-up book, with Greer Woodham-Jones
Venue: Activity Room, NALIS
Ages 9-14


12.30pm – 1:30pm
Multimedia storytelling workshop, with Sash Consulting.
A multimedia character education programme using original animated stories, discussion and interactive activities.
Venue: Activity / Multipurpose, NALIS
Ages 6-11



Saturday 26th April

9.30am – 10.00am
Read it; write it. Wow! Wow! Wow!, A-dZiko Gegele
Venue: Activity / Multipurpose Room, NALIS
Ages 9-14

10.00am – 10.15am

10.15am – 10.45am
Reading: You Can’t Just Read This Book!, Kellie Magnus
Venue: Activity Room, NALIS
Ages 7-12

10.45am – 11.00am

11.00am – 1.00pm
NGC Bocas Storytelling, with Lylah Persad: “How Kevon and Aurora won the poetry competition”. An Interactive workshop for ages 6-13.
Venue: Activity / Multipurpose Room, NALIS
Ages 6-13


1.30pm – 2.00pm
Reading: Littletown Secrets, K. Jared Hosein
Venue: Activity / Multipurpose Room, NALIS
Ages 7-13

2.00pm – 2.30pm
Reading: The Colour of My Words, Lynn Joseph
Venue: Activity / Multipurpose Room, NALIS
Ages 9 – 15

2.30pm – 3.15pm
Reading: Why the Hummingbird Hovers; Why the Dog Howls;
& How Monkey Lost his Pouch, Algernon Felice
Venue: Activity / Multipurpose Room, NALIS
Ages 7 – 11


Sunday 27th April

10.00am – 12.00pm
Films, Animae Caribe
Venue: Multipurpose Room, NALIS
Ages 6-14